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  • v. Present participle of dewet.


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  • Using model polymers with well understood crystallization behavior, the team discovered that a few degrees 'variation in temperature controls whether crystallization or dewetting will dominate the hardening process.

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  • The team has determined that temperature can play a decisive role in determining which of two competing processes-called crystallization and dewetting-will "take the lead" when a semicrystalline polymer film hardens, thereby granting qualitatively different properties to the finished film.

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  • If crystallization and dewetting occur simultaneously, they can couple to create imperfections that can be a nuisance for applications that rely on film uniformity, such as organic solar cells.

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  • Competition between crystallization and dewetting fronts in this polymer films.

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  • They also found that when two growing crystals expand and collide, the stress created where they contact each other can cause dewetting-but if the angle between the two expansion fronts is small enough, then this localized dewetting might be averted.

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